Davidson College Podcasts

  • Douglas F. Ottati

    Douglas F. Ottati: “Would John Calvin Go to Davidson College? A Reformed Perspective on Liberal Arts Education”

    Douglas F. Ottati is the Craig Family Distinguished Professor of Reformed Theology and Justice Ministry at Davidson College. He is the author of numerous books, including Theology for Liberal Presbyterians and Other Endangered Species [Geneva, 2006], and is a general editor of The Library of …

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  • Robin Lovin

    Robin Lovin: “Christian Reflection on Ethics and Politics”

    Christian reflection on ethics and politics begins with Augustine’s City of God, a classic text written in a time of change. Being able to make limited choices wisely amid changes and confusion is what Christian ethics is all about, and it is particularly important to …

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  • Sun Dial

    Professor Brad Johnson, Professor Jane Mangan, and Professor Pat Sellers: “Time & Place”

    This “Time & Place” panel discussion is a continuation of the “Time & … ” series. It follows the lecture “Time and the Roman” and precedes “Time and Consciousness.” In this discussion three panelists Professor Brad Johnson of Environmental Studies, Professor Jane Mangan from History, …

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  • Kathleen Hall Jamieson

    McGraw Lecture – Kathleen Hall Jamieson: “How Today’s Consulting Tactics Could Have Unseated Lincoln”

    Could Abraham Lincoln’s 1864 bid for re-election have survived contemporary political campaigning? Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson, a noted scholar at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication, considers that question. Jamieson’s talk serves as the college’s annual McGaw Lecture, and is sponsored by the college’s …

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  • Richard Tarrent

    Richard Tarrant: “Permanence and Change in the Metamorphoses”

    A public lecture on the central themes of Ovid’s masterpiece by Richard Tarrant, Pope Professor of Latin Language and Literature at Harvard University.

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  • Shannon McFayden

    Shannon McFayden: “Business Ethics, Corporate Culture, and the Influence of Leaders”

    Shannon McFayden has invested more than 25 years in helping leaders and organizations drive results. Now a highly respected consultant and executive coach, McFayden is known for her expertise in leadership effectiveness, communications, talent management, and organizational culture.

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  • Denis Feeney

    Denis Feeney: “Time and the Roman”

    Professor Denis Feeney focuses on the role of time in the life of the both the elite and the everyday Roman citizen. He looks at questions like “how did Romans tell time at night without help from the sun?” and “before set calendars were invented, how …

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    Jatin Dua: “Pirates or Protectors of the Sea?: Maritime Piracy and Media Technologies in the Horn of Africa”

    A lecture by Jatin Dua, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Cultural Anthropology at Duke University. Dua’s dissertation focuses on maritime piracy and attempts to regulate the Western Indian Ocean by private actors, nation-states, and international bodies in a moment of post-Cold War, post-9/11 reconfiguration. …

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  • Ella Arce

    Elia Arce: “The Long Count – A Short Retrospective”

    Elia Arce is an internationally acclaimed conceptual and performance artist working in theatre, film/video, writing, and installation. Her most famous works include “First Woman on the Moon,” for which she received an American Masterpiece Award, and “The Fifth Commandment.” Arce presents a short retrospective of …

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  • AIDS Red Ribbon

    Common Hour: World AIDS Day

    The Davidson College campus acknowledges and discusses the AIDS Epidemic.

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